|Tank top - Revolve; Blue/White top - Tommy Hilfiger, via consignment; Cargo Pants - Athleta, swapped; Shoes - Keen City of Roses Cutout Sandals; Necklace - gifted; Hat - Shihreen|
For those of us who are shy about color, neutrals can provide a feeling of safety as we try new styles. In this pic I'm doing a very conservative palette in an updated way. I'm loving this combo of navy, white, grey/taupe, and cognac ... but shocking it is not. What makes it fresh are the shapes involved: the top is a criss-cross v-neck with an empire waist; the rolled up pants are a tapered cargo; and the sandals, while flat, have the feel of an on-trend peeptoe bootie. There's even some pattern-mixing going, between the ombre stripes of the top and the print on the necklace beads (hard to see, I know, but trust me).
So... are you in the market for some new tops? Try on some in your favorite neutrals, but give tunic lengths, interesting prints, or different necklines (cowl, v-neck, embellished with sparkle) or sleeve-types (cap sleeve, flutter, 3/4 length) a try. Pants? How about a super wide leg, flared bootcut, or a rolled up straight- or skinny-leg (so cute for summer)? Shoes? Scope out a shoe website and type your favorite brand into the search to get a feel for the new seasonal collection. You'd be surprised at the way brands change their offerings every few months to keep up with trends - and they pretty much always keep neutrals in the mix.
No matter your budget, or whether you shop new, thrift, or consign, trying new shapes in a neutral palette can allow for slow transformation. Try neutrals in a new way, L.
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